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Family recovers medals of Australian Aboriginal soldier

The family of an Australian Aboriginal soldier who was killed during the First World War have been reunited with his war medals. Private Arthur Walker’s great-grandson, John Lochowiak, was given the medals by a relative after she saw him at … Continue reading

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Cruise ship prepares for April 2015 Gallipoli visit

On 25 April 2015, cruise ship Saga Sapphire will be anchored off Anzac Cove – 100 years to the day that the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps went ashore there. Passengers will be able to take part in trips … Continue reading

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WWI shinty players remembered at Scotland’s Blas Festival

Shinty’s Heroes, a play that commemorates sportsmen who played shinty and who were killed in World War I, will be part of September’s Blas festival 2013 at the Nevis Centre in Fort William. The Herald reports that the show will … Continue reading

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Interest in ANZAC Day grows in France

ANZAC Day, held every year on 25 April, and commemorating the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps’ (ANZAC) 1915 landing at Gallipoli, has an increasing resonance in France, reports France 24. More than 8,700 Australians died at Gallipoli, along with … Continue reading

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Australian sniper Billy Sing remembered

Billy Sing was known as ‘The Gallipoli Sniper’ and is said to have killed 300 men during World War I, reports Adelaide Now. The newspaper suggests Sing claimed he never lost sleep over the men he shot, but died in … Continue reading

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Islington memorial to Finsbury Rifles – 11th London Regiment

Just south of Angel Underground station in Islington is the Finsbury war memorial. Depicting a winged victory, who looks somehow 1920s in dress and shape, holding a laurel wreath, it has four panels at its base. One of these depicts … Continue reading

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Turkish plan to find missing soldiers of Gallipoli

The geophysical engineering department at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University’s (COMU) faculty of engineering, the Turkish Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs and the Gallipoli Historical National Park Directorate are attempting to find the last resting places of soldiers killed at … Continue reading

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